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Nadine St. Clair

Nadine St. Clair

Nadine St. Clair, 88, Nelsonville, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at Blessing Hospital.

Nadine was born on Feb. 2, 1932, to Abe and Lucille Bohon. She married John W. St. Clair Jr. on Dec. 31, 1950. He preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 2011.

Survivors include her children, Stephen (Vonda) St. Clair, Hannibal, Mo.;  Jennifer (Dale) Hilgenbrinck, Quincy, Ill.; Marsha (Dale) Elston, Palmyra, Mo.; Sue (Matt) Bridgman, Nelsonville; and Pam (Greg) Martin, Palmyra; son-in-law Jack Wasson, Palmyra; 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ray Bohon; a sister, Kathleen Crook;, a daughter, Geneva Wasson; and a grandson, Joshua St. Clair.

Nadine devoted her life in service to her church, family and community. Each service allowed her to enrich the small community where she was raised and where she raised her own children. This allowed Nadine to provide the foundation of a strong sense of community pride and a closeness that comes with living in a rural community.

Nadine served her family and community by being a factory worker, the neighborhood chauffeur, holding office as PTA president, 4-H leader, Sunday School teacher and member of the WMU.  She also was the secretary of the Tri-County Buffalo Rangers for many years and a cook for the Philadelphia Community Center.

Nadine’s life was spent enjoying family and friends and making memories on the numerous family camping trips. As her family grew, she enjoyed  quilting, sewing and crocheting. Nadine was a wonderful cook and was always willing to open her home for community block parties and gatherings.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Nelsonville Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the Nelsonville Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Kent Lewis and Brother Mark McPike will be officiating.

Pallbearers will be Stephen St. Clair, Dale Hilgenbrinck, Dale Elston, Jack Wasson, Matt Bridgman and Greg Martin.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Nelsonville Baptist Church.  

Memorials may be made to the Nelsonville Cemetery Association or the New Providence Cemetery Association.

The family is being served by Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra.

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